Yeni Kuti tagged Fela Kuti a bad father

Yeni Kuti tagged Fela Kuti a bad father

The late Afrobeats icon Fela Kuti was a bad father, according to media personality Yeni Kuti.


While speaking with media personality Chude Jideonwo for an interview, she said that he was an icon and a role model.

While Fela and his first son, Femi Kuti, were often at strife, according to Yeni, she never confronted him about not being a good father.


Yeni Kuti stated: “He [Fela] was not quite a good father. No [I never told him that he isn’t a good father]. Maybe Femi, not me. Femi and Fela used to have battles. And Femi will give it to him straight.


Shola and I, we were like timid. You know, they said, ‘When two elephants are fighting, the grass will keep quiet.


I can remember one day, Fela just came and said, ‘three of you are useless children’. Femi just said, ‘for what?’ Femi just started facing him and then they started facing each other. Shola and I will say, ‘it’s okay’. Fela will say, ‘No’. And Femi just said, ‘let him go’.


I don’t think I have ever had that kind of confrontation with my father. Maybe because I was a woman.”


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